IMF Kutná Hora 2017

13th IMF KH programme – 17th concert

Sunday / June 13 / 11 p.m. / Church of St. John Nepomucene

POSTLUDIUM I

“Nachtmusic”

 

Franz Schubert: Notturno in E flat major, D 897

Terezie Fialová – piano, Roman Patočka – violin, Jiří Bárta – cello

 

Franz Schubert: Lieder zur Nacht / Night & Dreams

Gute Nacht D 911/1

Wanderers Nachtlied II D 768

Abendstern D 806

Die Sterne D 939

Der liebliche Stern D 861

Die Mainacht D 194

An den Mond D 296

Der Wanderer an den Mond D 870

Jan Hnyk – bass, Sascha El Mouissi – piano

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade in G major, KV 525 „Eine kleine Nachtmusik“

Aron Quartett, Pavel Nejtek – double-bass

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The night makes a most gratifying theme for musical treatment; hence also the plethora of compositions inspired by nocturnal scenery or moonlit amorous encounters. An overture to this programme will be provided by Schubert´s Notturno, dating from the final year of the composer´s life, a work which has been undeservedly eclipsed by his remaining two piano trios. Here at last we are treated to Schubert in his sovereign domain, the genre of lieder. Given the sheer number and pace at which he produced them (over 600 of them within his short lifespan), it seems hard to believe that each bears the stamp of genius. Whether he would choose for setting texts by poetry´s giants (as in the case of Goethe´s Wanderer´s Nightsong), or ones by his contemporaries endowed with more modest literary gifts, the result was invariably a seamless union of word and music, an ever so finely chiselled jewel.

Mozart´serenade, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, needs no special introduction. It was first published long after the composer´s death and, ironically enough, became arguably his most widely popular work. Its universally familiar theme can be heard even in places where one would hardly expect to be treated to classical music. Be it as it may, in no way does this detract from its value. The leading of parts, the treatment of the main idea, the immaculate form – all of that makes it clear this is a work of genius.

sleeve-note: Dita Hradecká / translation: Ivan Vomáčka

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